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We, journalists, speak to public where the cat has jumped.

We, journalists, speak to public where the cat has jumped.

Before the return match Spartak - PAOK the journalist of the channel Matchtv Timur Zhuravel, with the consent of the Greek fans, wanted to record with them video of an interview. However shooting has been forbidden by the representative of Security service of Otkrytiye Arena stadium.

The editorial office FansHotline24 has addressed for the comment the leading lawyer of the European legal service Yury Avanesov.

From the point of view of the Russian legislation, actions of such security service specialist it is possible to consider in the context of Art. 58 the Act of the Russian Federation from 12/27/1991 N 2124-1 "About mass media" according to which infringement of freedom of mass information, that is hindrance in any form from citizens, officials of public authorities and the organizations, public associations of lawful activity of founders, editions, publishers and distributors of production of mass media and also journalists, attracts criminal, administrative, disciplinary or other liability according to the legislation of the Russian Federation.

So, for example Art. 144 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation provides in quality of crime hindrance of lawful professional activity of journalists by coercion them to distribution or to refusal of dissemination of information. By part 2 of this article the official who has committed it a crime risks, for example freedom for a period of up to two years with deprivation of the right to hold certain positions or to be engaged in a certain activity for a period of up to three years. The journalist needs to address to Investigative Committee on competence under article 151 Code of Criminal Procedure of the Russian Federation.